Toronto film festival to look at 9/11, womenâ€™s strides
North Americaâ€™s largest film festival opens today in Toronto with a spotlight on music, the rise of women directors, illegal immigration and 9/11.
â€œItâ€™s a strong year for music documentaries, and there are some very provocative films by women,â€ festival co-director Cameron Bailey said in an interview.
And â€œthereâ€™s a noticeable response to the immigration crisis in Europe,â€ he said. â€œWeâ€™ve seen documentaries on this subject in the past, but this year we see several (fiction) filmmakers dealing with people banging on Europeâ€™s door, and how Europe is responding to that.â€
The Toronto film festival opens this evening for the first time ever with a documentary and runs until September 18 showcasing 268 feature films, and 68 shorts from 59 countries, including 123 world premieres.